At the Sea Floor Café

Odd Ocean Critter Poems
by Leslie Bulion
Illustrated by Leslie Evans
Category: Themes: Animals
Author Leslie Bulion teams with illustrator Leslie Evans to celebrate sea creatures and their fare in this award-winning volume of witty science poetry. A teacher favorite!  
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  • ISBN: 9781561455652
  • Publication date: 04/01/2011
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • ISBN: 9781561459209
  • Publication date: 03/01/2016
  • Page Count: 48
  • Size: 5-1/2" x 8-1/4"
  • Age Range: 8-12
  • Price:
  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • Age Range: 8-12
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  • Age Range: 8-12
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Description

Author Leslie Bulion teams with illustrator Leslie Evans to celebrate sea creatures and their fare in this award-winning volume of witty science poetry. A teacher favorite!

“Beguiling lines should spark readers’ interest in poetry and marine biology alike.” ―Publishers Weekly

What’s on the menu for undersea creatures? Bulion’s clever collection of poems describes the devious and surprising methods ocean denizens use to forage for food, capture prey, and trick predators. Poems bobble and swim effortlessly from page to page, leading readers from the snail shell home of the jeweled anemone crab to a raft of violet snails hanging upside down in their bubble houses.

The book also features rich back matter, including science notes with details about each animal’s behavior, a glossary, and poetry notes explaining the types and forms of poems that appear on each spread. Leslie Evans’s striking linoleum prints round out this title, which is perfect for cross-curricular learning.

Author/Illustrator

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Leslie Bulion

Author

Leslie Bulion has graduate degrees in oceanography and social work. She has written parenting and education articles and is the author of several children’s books.

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Leslie Evans

Illustrator

Leslie Evans graduated with a degree in printmaking from Rhode Island School of Design and has worked as a designer and illustrator for many years. She is the illustrator of numerous children’s books, including Faces of the Moon and Hey There, Stink Bug! She lives in Massachusetts.

Reviews

“This gathering of humorous poetry and fascinating facts should be welcomed as a companion to Bulion and Evans’ previous collaboration, Hey There, Stink Bug! (2006) —even the surprise among the school of krill on the endpapers will make readers smile.” ―Kirkus Reviews

“Beguiling lines should spark readers’ interest in poetry and marine biology alike” ―Publishers Weekly

“The attractive design features appealing colors and block-print illustration” ―School Library Journal

“Poetry and prose describe various fascinating creatures. Hand-colored block prints enliven each page. Includes glossary, sources, and information about the poetic forms.” ―Bank Street College of Education

“Light and humorous overall, the collection employs a variety of poetic techniques and forms…Leslie Evans’ hand-colored block prints are a striking complement to the text.” ―Parents’ Choice

Awards

Parents’ Choice Recommended Award ―Parents’ Choice Foundation, 2011

Outstanding Science Trade Books for Students K-12 ―National Science Teachers Association, Children’s Book Council, 2012

Best Children’s Books of the Year ―Bank Street College of Education, 2012

Eureka! Gold Nonfiction Children’s Book Award ―California Reading Association, 2011

 

Young Adult Top Forty ―Pennsylvania School Librarians Association, 2012

More Details

AR Level: 6.3
Lexile: NC1130L
Themes: Exploration, Marine Life, Poetry, Science
BISAC 1: JNF051100 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Science & Ecosystems
BISAC 2: JNF037020 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Science & Nature / Environmental Conservation & Protection
BISAC 3: JNF003120 JUVENILE NONFICTION / Animals / Insects, Spiders, etc.